Azerbaijan frees activist, but not sick wife

2015-11-12 21:54

Azerbaijan has released from prison a prominent campaigner sentenced to a lengthy jail term but left his ailing wife, the country's top rights activist, behind bars.

Azerbaijan interested in F1 team

2015-06-23 18:15

Azerbaijan's sport minister says he wants a F1 team to be run under the national flag and his government will support any company interested in the project.

Benson secures Rio berth with win

2015-06-14 19:53

Gordon Benson has overcome sweltering heat to win Great Britain's first European Games gold medal and secured a qualification berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Armenian soldiers killed in border clash

2015-01-23 21:21

At least two Armenian soldiers have been killed in clashes with troops from neighbouring Azerbaijan.

Eight Azeri troops killed

2014-08-01 20:11

Azerbaijan has lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Bernie: Azerbaijan, New Jersey in 2016?

2014-07-25 11:19

Mexico has been added to the F1 calender for 2015 but now the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone says Azerbaijan and New Jersey are next in line for a GP. Really?

Azerbaijan cops 'brutally' disperse rally

2013-01-26 18:10

Azerbaijan police have brutally dispersed an unauthorised rally in central Baku, beating up and arresting scores of people, an AFP correspondent has witnessed.

Israel, Azerbaijan sign $1.6bn arms deal

2012-02-26 18:33

Israeli has signed a $1.6bn arms deal with Azerbaijan, bringing sophisticated Israeli technology to the doorstep of Iran.

Azerbaijan protesters arrested

2011-04-02 21:51

Police in Azerbaijan have arrested dozens of protesters who rallied for democratic reforms in the authoritarian republic.


Ancient city streets for F1 race debut

2015-06-25 08:31

The streets of the ancient Azerbaijan capital of Baku will host its first Formula 1 race in 2016. We have details - and two maps.

Sanchez powers to road race gold in Baku

2015-06-21 17:31

Spaniard Luis Leon Sanchez, dogged in recent years by alleged links to doping, has claimed the road race gold at the European Games.

Bernie gives Azerbaijan the 'all-clear'

2015-04-19 18:20

Formula 1 has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016 despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.

Statoil to sell Azerbaijani stakes

2014-10-13 12:30

Norwegian energy firm Statoil plans to sell $2.2bn worth of its Azerbaijani assets to Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas.

Azerbaijan to make F1 debut in 2016

2014-07-25 20:52

'We are very happy that Baku has joined the Formula 1 family,' said Bernie Ecclestone as F1 teams welcomed the announcement of a grand prix in Azerbaijan in 2016.

Azerbaijan votes in presidential election

2013-10-09 08:42

Azerbaijan is voting in a presidential election that looks certain to see strongman Ilham Aliyev seal a third term, with critics claiming a crackdown on his foes ahead of the poll.

Azerbaijan: Eurovision 'terror plot' foiled

2012-05-30 16:02

Azerbaijan has foiled an attempt to stage "terrorist" attacks while the country was hosting Eurovision Song Contest and has arrested dozens of suspected plotters, says the security ministry.

Mutton-smuggling minister left sheepish

2011-09-08 22:40

An Azerbaijani cabinet minister has been left feeling sheepish after he was caught trying to smuggle more than 50kg of lamb meat into Israel.

Azerbaijan's Muslims choke on funeral costs

2011-02-14 11:00

Mourning ceremonies have become increasingly extravagant in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan with meals often laid on for hundreds of people.

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